Thursday, March 8, 2007
Why there won't be elections in Israel soon.
Olmert's a wily guy. He's the most technically competent of politicians. He knows how to manipulate the system to his advantage. He loves power, and he will use all his wiles and skills to delay elections for as long as possible.
Olmert knows that his Kadima Party is falling apart. Even though Bibi talks of deserters wanting to return to the Likud and other parties, they all know that most of those politicians aren't really welcome. Members of the Olmert cabinet have not succeeded in maintaining or gaining the respect of the public.
The Olmert cabinet is holding firm for its survival.
Polls have been too consistently against Olmert for Olmert to relax his reign. He's not stupid. He's hoping that his ratings will improve before the next elections. Legally, he has another three years!
Poll: If elections held today, Olmert would be thrashed by his rivals (click headline for entire article)
58 percent of public donÂt believe Olmert, poll says
Most Israelis believe state comptroller's version in clash with prime minister over interim report on handling of Home Front during Lebanon war, Ynet survey reveals (continued)
Poll: Olmert should resign 72% Olmert most appropriate to be PM 3%
original article and translation